Rajiv Singha

Free Upgrade to Quick Heal v16.00, Sony Hack, and Other IT Security News

December 6, 2014
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We closed the month of November with some pretty significant developments in the IT Security world and Quick Heal itself. WhatsApp deployed a strong encryption technology, and we got to hear about Android L. At Quick Heal, we released the new and improved 16.00 series with Safe Banking as its highlight feature. Let’s read up on the IT security news of this week.

Close to 40 GB of Data Hacked and Leaked from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s (SPE)
The start of the holiday turned nightmarish for SPE who was hit by a cyberattack that leaked 40 GB of data including personal information, salaries and home addresses for employees and freelancers who worked for the organization. One of the many information that got leaked was, the chairman of Sony Pictures make $12 million a year. Such and many information which should have kept under tight wraps are now leaked and public. And to add as a frosting to this entire fiasco, reportedly, Sony kept thousands of passwords in a folder named “Password”. More of this news here.

Threatening Emails for Sony Employees by Hackers
It seems that a group of hackers, who call themselves as GOP, sent emails to Sony employees. The email warned the employees that their family will be in danger. Sony has confirmed the incident, and stated that it is working with law enforcement. The group of hackers who were involved in this, is the same group who took the responsibility of the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Read more on this here.

PayPal Account Can be Hacked with Just A Click
An Egyptian security researcher, Yasser H. Ali, demonstrated in a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) video how easily PayPal accounts can be hacked. According to Ali, PayPal website has three security vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by an attacker to take control over users’ account. This can affect 156 million PayPal users worldwide. Read more about this here.

Existing Quick Heal Users can Now Get a Free Upgrade to Quick Heal version 16.00
Great news for existing users of Quick Heal. They can now upgrade their license to our new and improved version 16.00 for free. This version comes with a notable feature called Safe Banking that has been designed to secure your online banking and shopping activities. Users can click the following link to get the upgrade from our website >>

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  1. akshay chaturvediDecember 7, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    It’s for desktop version or mobile version

  2. HI I have a suggestion please add a tab butten for change the product version
    example this time i am using qh pro version( but i know its the starting
    version if i want to change it. then i remove it and download new one from your site
    it too long process. i want it change automatically like android apps.


    desktop engineer

  3. srinivasu akundiDecember 20, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    what are the new features in ver16 of quickheal

    • Hi Srinivasu,

      The New and Enhanced Features of Quick Heal v16.00 are:

      1. Safe Banking – secures your online financial transactions.
      2. Vulnerability Scanner – helps you fix security flaws in your PC.
      3. PC2Mobile Scan – helps you scan your mobile device for malware and clean them.
      4. Firewall – enhanced for better protection against external threats on the Internet.
      5. Remote Device Management – lets you manage your Quick Heal licenses from a portal.

      For more information, you can visit


  4. Mayank JainJanuary 3, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    I am using Quick Heal Internet Security.
    Can you please tell me where can I find the “Vulnerability Scanner” and “PC2Mobile Scan” as mentioned above??
    I have just installed the v16.00 upgrade.

    • Hi Mayank,

      Thank you for using Quick Heal Internet Security.

      The Vulnerability Scanner works in the background. It is initiated automatically as soon as you run a Full System Scan on your system.
      The PC2Mobile Scan is a feature that comes only with Quick Heal Total Security. But, you can download our Free Mobile Security product from Google Play to secure your Android phone, if you have one. Click the below link to download:


  5. Dipen ChavanJanuary 10, 2015 at 2:35 AM

    Waiting for windows phone. . . Please make also for windows phone.

    • Hi Dipen,

      Thanks for the feedback. We have passed it on to the concerned team. You can be assured that we are always working towards meeting user expectations and this particular matter is being worked on.


  6. I upgraded my antivirus i.e quick heal total security 2014 to 15 but after upgrading my windows(8.1 64-bit) got corrupted now what should i do ?

    • Hi Piyush,

      There could be multiple reasons behind this issue. We request you to give us an opportunity to analyze the problem and provide you with a solution. Our Support Team can help you solve this issue:

      1. You can submit your query at The Team will get back to you with a solution.
      2. You can also contact them at 0-927-22-33-000.
      3. Alternatively, you can chat with our engineers by visiting this link >>


  7. Ramesh KumarApril 26, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Dear Sir,
    I am using Quick Heal total Security. Pl tell me how i can restore my system from any backdate. Is there any sytem restore point is created in Quick heal.

  8. Ramesh KumarApril 26, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Dear Sir,
    I had opted to download ver.16.00. Pl tell where i can see the download status.